Beneath the Bending Skies

Beneath the Bending Skies by Jane Kirkpatrick My rating: 4 of 5 stars Classic Jane Kirkpatrick story with an in-depth look into life as it used to be. Jane brings history alive as few can. Beneath the Bending Skies adds an extra layer. It digs into the relationships – both family and interracial – andContinue reading “Beneath the Bending Skies”

Byway to Danger

Byway to Danger by Sandra Merville Hart My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a lovely conclusion to the series showcasing a pair of dedicated and compassionate people who risk everything to help end the war and slavery. We first met Meg in book one – so do read this series in order –Continue reading “Byway to Danger”

When the Meadows Blooms

When the Meadow Blooms by Ann H. Gabhart My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m a loyal Ann Gabhart fan. I’ve read ALL her books! If this one isn’t her best, it’s just as good as. Calla and Sienna Rose spend two years in an orphanage – even though they aren’t orphans. Their mother isContinue reading “When the Meadows Blooms”

Carved in Stone

Carved in Stone by Elizabeth Camden My rating: 4 of 5 stars I loved Elizabeth Camden’s early novels, but then I read a few that didn’t interest me much. This book was a choice I picked from a reading challenge on Goodreads. I’m so glad I did! It’s a well-written story about a woman fromContinue reading “Carved in Stone”

Season of My Enemy

Season of My Enemy by Naomi Dawn Musch My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved this book! It’s a beautiful picture of the world of WWII seen from the American home front. Most WWII books have to deal with the battles and/or people in Europe caught in the fighting. This story is about theContinue reading “Season of My Enemy”

Boulevard of Confusion

Boulevard of Confusion by Sandra Merville Hart My rating: 5 of 5 stars Author Sandra Merville Hart did a great job with this sequel to Avenue of Betrayal. In fact, I liked this one better! (But you need to read these in order, for sure.) Bea – Annie’s sister from book one – travels toContinue reading “Boulevard of Confusion”

The Librarian’s Journey

The Librarian’s Journey: 4 Historical Romances by Patty Smith Hall My rating: 4 of 5 stars A historical romance collection themed around the packhorse librarians of the Great Depression. It’s a fun read. My favorite was For Such a Time by Patty Smith Hall. That story introduced the real-life character of Cason Callaway! (Great LakesContinue reading “The Librarian’s Journey”

Avenue of Betrayal

Avenue of Betrayal by Sandra Merville Hart My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sandy Merville Hart’s Avenue of Betrayal is a look into Washington City—now known as Washington D.C.—during the early days of the American Civil War. It was a city divided, with people who were staunchly pro-Union living side-by-side with those who were fiercelyContinue reading “Avenue of Betrayal”

Angelina’s Resolve

Angelina’s Resolve by Cindy Ervin Huff My rating: 4 of 5 stars I enjoyed this “what if” story. Author Huff explains that the idea came about from “what if” Horace Greeley’s “Go west, young man!” had been answered by a group of women. And while it could have been a typical “I’m as good asContinue reading “Angelina’s Resolve”

Lumberjacks & Ladies

Lumberjacks & Ladies: 4 Historical Stories of Romance Among the Pines by Jennifer Lamont Leo My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was a really fun collection to be a part of. First, I got to write with some of my favorite authors! Second, I got to set my novella in the collection right inContinue reading “Lumberjacks & Ladies”